BUZZING: Yeppoon's Eloise Cosgrove performed on the Gympie Muster main stage on the weekend after being selected as a finalist for the Muster Talent Search.
BUZZING: Yeppoon's Eloise Cosgrove performed on the Gympie Muster main stage on the weekend after being selected as a finalist for the Muster Talent Search. Contributed

El lights up Muster stage

TAKING centre stage at the Gympie Muster in front of thousands of country music fans is usually something only high profile artists do.

But Yeppoon's Eloise Cosgrove did just that recently, after taking part in the Muster Talent Search.

The young country singer/songwriter was selected from thousands of applicants across Australia, which is an iconic competition to find and support emerging musical talent.

The competition is steeped in history and has uncovered some amazing talent including Brooke and Samantha McClymont of the McClymonts, Drew McAlister and Mark O'Shea to name only a few past winners.

Eloise said she was shaking for about 20 minutes after performing.

"It was such a buzz, it was a very large stage and we got to play with the band and they were amazing,” she told Pulse yesterday.

"I would definitely love to go back and sing there next year.”

Eloise has been working hard to promote her music locally and nationally through live gigs and social media, and recently returned from a trip to Sydney where she recorded her debut EP.

"I got to work with producer Matt Fell who added a lot of instruments to my songs and made my songs sound better than I thought they could be,” she said.

"We even got a fiddle player from Nashville to record parts for it and then send them back which was really cool.

"I had a style that I was trying to aim for but working with Matt was great because he would suggest ideas that I hadn't thought of before.

"I'm just excited for everybody to hear it and hopefully get my music out there a lot more.”

Eloise said the official release date was not yet known but was hoping to get the EP out by the end of the year.



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